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This Week in HIV Research: The Complexities of Alcohol and Substance Use

April 15, 2021: Alcohol and neurocognitive impairment; using hair analysis to measure substance use; integrase inhibitors' impact on verbal learning; hepatocellular carcinoma trends among PLWH.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Traditional Healers Offer a Culturally Competent Approach to HIV Testing Gaps

In sub-Saharan Africa, herbalists and spiritual healers are working closely with researchers to help reduce HIV transmission in rural communities.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
David Alain Wohl recaps CROI 2021 research during a video interview

CROI 2021 Highlights: New HIV Research With Clinical Impact

Here's a walkthrough of some of the most compelling stories coming out of the year's biggest HIV science meeting to date.

By Myles Helfand
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Most Cancer Drug Trials Still Exclude People With HIV. That’s Both Unfounded and Dangerous.

Helping my longtime friend Jeremy find such trials alerted me to this ongoing problem—which will only be reversed if patients, doctors, and trial reviewers keep pushing back on Pharma.

By Tim Murphy
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Clinical Trial Data Needs to Reflect the Demographics of HIV, Say Activists

A recent analysis conducted by the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition revealed that, among HIV drug trial participants, data specific to race and sex were dramatically underreported.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Long-Acting ART Is Here. How Do We Make It Work for Our Patients?

Injectable HIV interventions are a game-changing new option for people dealing with pill fatigue, but there are implementation challenges for clinicians to consider.

By Larry Buhl
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Sleep and Diet: Don’t Underestimate Their Importance for People Living With HIV

David Alain Wohl, M.D., on new findings from CROI 2021 that help us better understand the connections between sleep, diet, and quality of life among people living with HIV.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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This Week in HIV Research: U=U and the Hippocratic Oath

April 1, 2021: The ethics of teaching U=U; the role of primary care in HIV service acceptance; STI testing rates in transgender women; the potential in anal self-sampling.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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How Can Clinics Become Safer Places for Transgender Women to Access PrEP?

Researchers recommend PrEP programs be linked to a gender-affirming care clinic, to build trust and retain patients in care.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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This San Francisco Clinic Is Rethinking Care for People Living With HIV Experiencing Homelessness

The results: 79% of enrolled participants restarted their antiretroviral therapy within a week of enrolling, and 55% were virally suppressed after six months.

By Larry Buhl